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Hi forum users,

I'm in the US on a J1 visa, and have a current DS2019 but my visa will expire in December 2015. I am hoping to go to Columbia in February and so would like to have a new visa stamp in my passport - but can't leave the US without a lengthy stay in the UK waiting for the embassy to process the new stamp. So, my main question is whether it's possible to send my passport and visa documents via fedex or similar courier to the embassy from the US to avoid missing work and so on? Do they check when you last left/entered countries?

Thanks,

Jen

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I'm not sure how it works since you're not in the UK but when I was re-applying for a new J-1 visa I could just send in my passport along with certain documents and I got a new stamp in the passport and not attend an interview. I could do that because it was the same visa category. I'd say it doesn't hurt to ask the embassy.






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I'm not sure how it works since you're not in the UK but when I was re-applying for a new J-1 visa I could just send in my passport along with certain documents and I got a new stamp in the passport and not attend an interview. I could do that because it was the same visa category. I'd say it doesn't hurt to ask the embassy.

That only works when ou are in the country where you are applying. Embassies will not receive or send passports outside the country.

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Hi forum users,

I'm in the US on a J1 visa, and have a current DS2019 but my visa will expire in December 2015. I am hoping to go to Columbia in February and so would like to have a new visa stamp in my passport - but can't leave the US without a lengthy stay in the UK waiting for the embassy to process the new stamp. So, my main question is whether it's possible to send my passport and visa documents via fedex or similar courier to the embassy from the US to avoid missing work and so on? Do they check when you last left/entered countries?

Thanks,

Jen

You should be able to extend your DS-2019 if you continue in your training program beyond 12/2015 while inside the united states. That is half the battle. If your DS-2019 expires in 12/2015 and your program ended then you will have no grounds to get a new J1 visa stamp.

And like other people said, Visa stamps are strictly issued for people outside the united states to allow them entry into the united states. If you are inside the united states you can only extend your visa status or adjust your status.


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